This post contains additional supporting material in respect of my article entitled
"Oil Painting Outdoors - Part 1", published in the 2014 Summer issue of The Artist magazine, available from 20th June from newsagents, or go to www.painters-online.co.uk
I made the box illustrated in the article from 6mm, (1/4in) birch faced ply and standard timber sections obtained from my local DIY store and it is designed to hold 3 no. 22.5 x 30cm, (9 x 12in), oil boards.
Overall measurements are 26cm W x 33cm L x 13.5cm D, (10in W x 13in L x 5 1/4in D) and weighing just under 4 kilos, (9 lbs), when full, it is relatively easy to carry around when I want to work small. A camera tripod mounting bracket can be fitted to the underside of the box, (available from Ken Bromley Art Supplies), to enable the box to be temporarily secured on to a photographic tripod while painting.
Carrying Boxes for Wet Oil Boards:
I made the box shown in the article as a means of carrying a number of wet oil boards. As I paint in a variety of sizes, I have also made a number of alternative size boxes to suit my various painting panels sizes, 14 x 12 in, 20 x 16in, 24 x 13in together with the one in the article 16 1/2 x 11 3/4 in, as shown in the following photographs.